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Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 1998 Sep;14(3):335-7.

A multivesicular cardiac hydatid cyst with hepatic involvement.

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical School, University of Ankara, Turkey. uysalel@dialup.ankara.ed.tr

Abstract

Cardiac hydatid cyst is an uncommon lesion, mostly caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Occurrence of the disease in man appears to be limited geographically to areas where close and continuous contact exists between domesticated carnivores such as dogs and ungulates such as cattle and sheep. Generally cardiac hydatid cysts are univesicular. Here we report our clinical and surgical experience of treatment in a case of a multivesicular cardiac hydatid cyst with hepatic involvement.

PMID:
9761448
DOI:
10.1016/s1010-7940(98)00169-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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